The Institute for Nanoscience conducts highly innovative, interdisciplinary research at the intersections of the fields of materials, electronics and biology in the nanometer size domain.

The Institute exploits the broad multidisciplinary character of the Naval Research Laboratory in order to bring together scientists with disparate training and backgrounds to attack common goals at the intersection of their respective fields at this length scale.

The objective of the Institute's programs is to provide the Navy and the DoD with scientific leadership in this complex, emerging area and to identify opportunities for advances in future Defense technology.